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If you love fresh seafood, Destin is the place to be! But no matter what your food preference, Destin and the surrounding area offers a plethora of fine dining and casual eating options to please any palate! Here are some suggested restaurants:

Pompano Joes
On Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach. This casual restaurant and bar is popular with the tourists and locals alike. It sits on the beach and has tremendous views of the beach and the Gulf. The bar is fun too ... don’t miss the beach level bar. Walk to this restaurant from most of our properties! 

Capt. Dave's on the Gulf
On Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach right at the county line. This restaurant also sits right on the beach with spectacular views! Walk to this one from many of our vacation properties! 

Kenny D's
On Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach close to the county line. This is a cajun-style seafood restaurant just across the street from the beach. Walk to this one from many of our vacation properties! 

Whales Tale
On Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach. This restaurant and bar sits right on the beach and is a popular place to have a drink and watch the activity on the beach. It has an outdoor deck for enjoying the Gulf breeze! 

On Scenic Gulf Drive in Destin. This is a cajun-style restaurant sitting across the street from the beach in the Crystal Beach area. 

AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar
On the harbor in Destin. Famous restaurant and bar overlooking the harbor in Destin. AJ's is a favorite for tourists and locals alike. Live music is played in the bar area. 

On HWY 98 in Destin overlooking the harbor. Gilligan's is another favorite restaurant for locals and tourists. The all you can eat popcorn shrimp is a favorite! 850 650 4400

Hog's Breath Saloon
A well known barbecue restaurant and bar with live music and a dance floor, located on the north side of HWY 98 in Destin. Also offers take out service. Don't miss the gift shop where you can buy one of their famous Destin Hog's Breath t-shirts! 

The Back Porch
Located on the beach in Destin. This seafood and oyster house is a favorite restaurant for tourists. Try the smoked tuna dip!

Harbor Docks
Restaurant and bar on the harbor off Hwy 98 in Destin. Famous with tourists and locals alike. Harbor Docks has great sushi! Expect a long wait time to be seated during season.

Also check out these great restaurants, nearby on Scenic 30-A:

Fish Out of Water
Located on the second floor of the WaterColor Inn and overlooking the Gulf, Fish Out of Water celebrates Southern art and nature with a fire-and-ice theme, which is anchored by an exhibition grill kitchen and an ice bar bearing fresh seafood and sushi.
Phone 850-534-5050 for reservations.

Basmati's Asian Cuisine & Sushi
Full sushi bar and accessible, mostly Japanese-fusion dishes served in a sleek dining room.
Phone 850-267-3028 for reservations.

Onano Neighborhood Café
A modern Italian restaurant, somewhat tucked away on the ground floor of The Pensione hotel in Rosemary Beach. Specializing in Northern Italian cuisine and featuring fresh local seafood, choice beef and exciting foods from the Tuscany region of Italy.
Phone 850-231-2436 for reservations.

Courtyard Wine & Cheese
A contemporary café in Rosemary Beach, featuring 50 wines by the glass and open-air courtyard seating. 

Criolla's Restaurant
Passionately inspired tropical cuisine in Grayton Beach.
Call 850-267-1267 for reservations.

Bud & Alley's Restaurant and Bar
A favorite of locals and tourists alike, Bud & Alleys Bud & Alley's is nestled in the dunes overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Don’t miss a visit to the roof deck bar!

Miss Lucille's Gossip Parlor
The place to go for a long chat over a cup of coffee and a tasty pastry. Miss Lucille's is child-friendly and eclectic with costumes, games, books and plenty of couches for lounging. The service is always friendly at Lucille's!

Baithouse at Watercolor
Overlooking Western Lake, the BaitHouse restaurant with its deep porches recalls the fish camps found along the bays and backwaters of Northwest Florida. Great food and relaxed atmosphere!

The Seacrest Café
A provencial-style bistro. Dinner entrees are superb, with attention paid to freshness of ingredients and preparation.
Phone 850-231-1363 for more details.

Good Eating, Within Walking Distance ...

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